LG Velvet pre-orders begin tomorrow in South Korea, will cost $735

Yordan, 07 May 2020

LG Velvet has been teased and revealed in multiple press releases, and now we finally have information about the pricing and availability of the phone.

Starting tomorrow, May 8, customers in South Korea will be able to pre-order the midranger with any of three major carriers in the home country of LG. And here’s the kicker - the price is KRW899,800, which equals to $735/€680.

LG Velvet pre-orders begin tomorrow, will cost $735

LG Velvet comes with Snapdragon 765G chipset, accompanied by the Snapdragon X52 modem for 5G connectivity. There is a single storage tier - 8/128 GB, but there is a slot for a MicroSD card.

The trio of cameras on the back comes with a 48 MP main shooter, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle snapper, and a 5 MP depth sensor for fancy background blur of the portrait shots. The front-facing camera, hidden in the notch on the front, is 16 MP.

Speaking about the front, LG already confirmed the screen is a 6.8” P-OLED with Full HD+ resolution and curved sides.

LG Velvet pre-orders begin tomorrow, will cost $735

The company says this is a phone with a “high-quality design” with “practical benefits” for the user. One of the impressive features is a support for a Wacom stylus that, combined with LG’s own UI, will allow customers to take notes and drawings easier than ever .

The LG Velvet has IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certifications for durability, and the official website confirmed it will have its own compatible version of LG Dual Screen. The capacity of the battery is 4,300 mAh, but LG remains silent on any sort of fast-charging.

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LG Velvet

Already confirmed to arrive in four colors - White, Green, Gray, and Illusion Sunset (we machine-translated the last one) - the LG Velvet will be more affordable if purchased with a plan from either Korea Telecom, LG U+ or SK Telecom. The company will also offer the device through its online Best Shop and some retail stores across the country.

Pre-orders are ending on May 14, Thursday, and the market launch will take place on the very next day - May 15.

Accessories like the custom-made LG Dual Screen and the stylus from the LG Gram 2-in-1 will also launch on the same day, but prices will be revealed at the time of arrival.

Source (in Korean)


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  • Anonymous

73?5?? Damn LG you just blew it. I love this company but sometimes it feels pointless even having hope.

True, even the GG5 would be nice, but based on available informations here there is no GG, but it could be lack of informations. Though, based on how bad this phone is (specs wise), it wouldn't surprise me if there is none.

  • Anonymous

Also missing Corning Gorilla Glass 6 .

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